hero/heroine

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In the sentence below,
Sould I change hero -> heroine?
Charlotte Lee is a woman. But I'd like to say, doesn't matter who he or she, someone who helps others is a hero of our age.

If in this case, can I use hero in the sentence?

Out of the warmth of your heart you aided neightbors suffering disasters, therefore you, Ms Charlotte Lee, are a true hero of our age.
 
  • Mister_Electric

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    US of A - English
    I would use "hero." Given the previous context ("it doesn't matter who he or she is), hero is less limiting and applies to anyone. By using "heroine" you're singling out the gender of the person, making it seem that it does matter who he or she is.
     
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